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October 23, 2016

Resolution goes against the majority

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Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 12:00 am

The City Council in League City voted 6-2 on Tuesday night in support of a resolution that would prohibit city departments from cooperating with federal directives or requests to process or house undocumented immigrants.

I was distressed, discouraged and bewildered that the League City City Council approved a resolution to reject unaccompanied children seeking immigration at our border.

I thought badly of our inability or unwillingness as a community to focus on possible solutions to this problem. However, when I read the newspaper this morning, I saw there were 26 citizens who spoke at the meeting and about two-thirds of these citizens were against the resolution. That encouraged me — our citizenry has compassion, and most want to do what is right.

The council voted against the majority. It is very important that we all vote in November.

Let’s do all we can to keep our city and county a place we can be proud to live in — one that is not based on fear and prejudice, but one where we are smart enough and compassionate enough to solve big problems in positive ways.